Reviewed by Dennis
AUTHOR: Nicole Dennis
PUBLISHER: MLR Press
LENGTH: 37 Pages
RELEASE DATE: January 2, 2016
Traveling for the holidays sucks, but not when you meet the right person.
Julian Tucker learns this the hard way when work sends him to fix a crisis from Australia, Japan, to several locations in the States. To make matters suck more, he’s sitting in the Denver Airport on New Year’s Eve. This wasn’t part of his plans. Oh and his boyfriend isn’t picking up the phone. His luck gets worse — the incoming blizzard shuts down the airport. He’s stuck there.
A fellow traveler, Emmett Bishop, takes the delay in stride. A superhero loving photojournalist, he sails along with the trouble, sweeping Julian up with his enthusiasm and zaniness. Unable to take flight, Emmett figures out another way to enjoy the holiday with Julian.
Suddenly, a snow delay doesn’t seem so bad a way to ring in the New Year.
Julian is a bit of a workaholic, ok that might be an understatement, a lot of a workaholic and has just been sent on an emergency work crisis. Being such a workaholic isn’t good for his personal life, or what there is of one. Trying to get home before New Year’s to be with his boyfriend doesn’t look like it’s going to happen when he gets “Stranded” in the Denver airport due to weather.
Another stranded passenger and bit of a workaholic is Emmett. He is a photojournalist and loves his job, but seems to love superheroes a little, ok a lot more. When Julian gets some devastating news Emmet happens to overhear and decides he is going to help Julian through this trying time. Or maybe as it turns out the news might not be as devastating as Julian first thought.
If you happen to be “Stranded” and have about 30-45 minutes to spare I would suggest picking up Nicole Dennis’ “Stranded”. It’s a quick and entertaining read with a couple of characters, Julian and Emmett, that are pretty entertaining. Julian gets some not so good news over the phone from his boyfriend and when he meets Emmett, Emmett is good at getting Julian’s mind off this news and putting a smile on his face and possibly getting over the news entirely.